Harlech Castle on the Welsh coast was built by King Edward I in the 1280s. It still stands strong, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. And now, the castle has a sentinel, in the form of a giant steel dragon named Dewi. Dragons are special to the people of Wales, and a red dragon graces its flag.
There was no pressure, then, on artist Anthony Peacock, who was commissioned to create Dewi in 2010. However, the piece is a triumph, made from 78 square meters of steel sheets which were first cut in to scale shapes. These were then welded on to a frame and polished, measuring in at 16 foot long, 11ft high and 10ft wide. Finally a total of twelve coats of lacquer were applied. All told almost 800 hours of work went in to fashioning this magnificent beast. If Llywelyn had had a dragon like this on side, the castle would quite probably never have been built.